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New Japan Explained (Part 5): Factions

Bullet Club LogoFactions are a major part of any pro wrestling promotion but in New Japan they serve more functions than just being a cool gang to associate performers with.

We look at the four major factions currently in NJPW from Suzuki-Gun to Chaos to Bullet Club to Los Ingobernables De Japon. We also look at a brief history of each organization and where they are likely to go in the future.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 Review

Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens compete in a brutal and risky Hell in a Cell match, Shinsuke Nakamura attempts once again to win the WWE World Championship from Jinder Mahal, the Usos and the New Day continues their feud, and much more.

WWE’s Smackdown exclusive pay per view Hell in a Cell was a mixed bag of some really good stuff and some really bad stuff. We review the show, the fallout, give commentary, and much more.

WWE Summer Slam 2017 Review

The last few years of Summer Slam haven’t been all that great but 2017 proved to be a step up from the prior year.

With Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and Samoa Joe headlining with a crazy Fatal 4Way match, Shinsuke Nakamura challenging Jinder Mahal for the WWE World Championship, and an undercard that had some decent matches and some really terrible ones, this year’s edition was a mixed bag.

This is our review of WWE Summer Slam 2017.

John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: A No-Win Scenario For WWE?

This coming Tuesday on WWE SmackDownLIVE, Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena face off in somewhat of a dream match. The winner will go on to face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at Summer Slam.

While this match could be one of the best of the year for WWE, it also could be a no-win scenario. Many WWE-only fans will resent a Nakamura win while many hardcore pro wrestling fans will roll their eyes at another Cena burial of a popular non-WWE star.

We look at this upcoming mega match in our commentary section.

WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Review

Jinder Mahal defended his WWE Championship against former champion Randy Orton in his hometown and in front of his father, the Smackdown Women’s Division had the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match, and we got a new debut of talent for the SDLive roster at the WWE Network’s Money in the Bank 2017 event.

This is our review of the highs and lows of a decent event from World Wrestling Entertainment. Some controversy, two solid matches, and the establishment of legit heels in high positions highlighted this card.

WWE House Show Madness: Nakamura, Itami, Reigns

This past week has seen some interesting developments at WWE Live Events / House Shows.

House ShowsFrom the long dreamed team up of Hideo Itami and Shinsuke Nakamura at an NXT show where they faced off against The Revival, to Roman Reigns no-selling his huge injury spot on Monday Night RAW to put Braun Strowman through a table, it’s been a bright weekend for house shows.

NXT TakeOver San Antonio Review and Reaction

Full review of the WWE’s NXT TakeOver San Antonio event on the WWE Network.

Shinsuke Nakamura defended the NXT Championship against the “Glorious” Bobby Roode in a controversial ending, Asuka defended the Women’s Championship against three challengers, and The Authors of Pain challenged #DIY for the NXT Tag Team Championships.

In addition, we look at how this show was underhyped, the recent decline in NXT, and comments from Triple H about his disappointment in NXT recently.

Top 10 Pro Wrestling Matches of 2016

Amazingly, there are few PRO WRESTLING (not just WWE) Top 10 Matches of the Year lists that show up on YouTube, but here’s one you can watch as a pro wrestling fan.

Here is the Top 10 Pro Wrestling Matches of 2016 but honestly there are about thirty matches that could have easily been anywhere on this list. Feel free to leave your list in the comments.

Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens at WWE Battleground 2016From WWE to New Japan to Ring of Honor to Lucha Underground, there have been plenty of high profile matches in 2016 that made us chant “This is Awesome”.

Included in the list are AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, Sexy Star, and even John Cena among others.

Take a trip down memory lane as we bid a final farewell to 2016 and the amazing amount of in-ring action we got last year.

Best and Worst Male Wrestlers of 2016

As we end another year in the world of professional wrestling, we of course are going to think back at the best and worst we saw in 2016.

This year had a lot to offer, many disappointments, many changes, and seems to be a possible turning point in what the genre will be in the future.

In this video we look at the five best and worst male pro wrestlers of 2016. From Titus O’Neil to Sin Cara to AJ Styles to Shinsuke Nakamura, we count list them and tell you why we think they’re fantastic of freakin’ awful.